Bethlehem – The Shepherd Society

Global Mission

Bethlehem, Israel

The Shepherd Society is a ministry of the Bethlehem Bible College to the poor in Bethlehem. It began in 1996 when unemployment was high, the political situation was difficult and mothers would stop at the college seeking help to buy milk for their children.

In the past 20 years the society has provided help to 5,500 families or 26,000 individuals. It has also engaged in job creation, loans for business, and other kinds of assistance.

On 23 March 2016 the Shepherd Society received an award from the Governor of Bethlehem for providing the most support to needy Christian and Muslim families in the district.



All donations (large or small) to this project, will be greatly appreciated.

Individuals, groups or congregations wishing to support this project, should make their donations through the Mission Department, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast, BT1 6DW.

  • Cheques should be made payable to 'The Presbyterian Church in Ireland'.
  • Each donation should be accompanied by a covering letter clearly stating the name of the individual, congregation or group making the donation, along with the name of a contact person, postal address and day-time telephone number.


Please note that congregations wishing to support any of our Special Projects are honour bound to first meet their United Appeal target for the year in question.